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How Words Make Things Happen



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How Words Make Things Happen argues for the uncontrollability of the effects of language. The difference between poetry and rhetoric is not definite, as has commonly been taught, and speakers are unconsciously persuading themselves of something as often as poets are producing emotions in excess of what they intended. This book should be of interest to people who work closely with language and the teaching of communicative skills, whether in the field of political journalism or the academic study of literature or philosophy.

Product code: 9780199672790

ISBN 9780199672790
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H203xW137xS15
No. Of Pages 144
Publisher Oxford University Press
Written by a leading literary critic, this engaging volume studies the words of a wide range of speakers and writers to explore the nature of persuasion, the effects of words, and how words can lead to action.